Water and Hydro-Climatic Disasters

Almost all countries in eastern and southern Africa face severe water constraints. Deforestation and poor agricultural practices are leading to reduced water retention periods, surface runoffs and soil cover losses. Water-borne diseases are the main cause of morbidity in many countries in the region, and poor sanitation compounds health problems in both urban and rural environments.

Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts which address the following topics:

  • Flood forecasting and risk management
  • Water quality assessments and pollution control
  • Water related disasters
  • Ground water
  • Water management and planning (allocation)
  • River basin management
  • Urban water management
  • Transboundary water management
  • Water rights and accessibility